AUM Framing & Gallery was started in the early 1980s by John (Eric) Schneider and Steven Anderegg. It quickly became the destination framer for art lovers and collectors in the Denver Metro area.
AUM was originally located at 4545 E. Colfax Ave in the South Park Hill neighborhood but moved to its current location at 2227 East Colfax in the City Park West neighborhood in 1989.
Many people ask us what AUM stands for. It actually doesn’t stand for anything; it’s not an acronym. The company was originally named AUM (then pronounced “ohm”) in part because Eric and his wife Linda were part of a meditation group. After a few years, they realized that “ohm” was becoming dated and so the pronunciation A.U.M. began to be used.
By 1999, Steve had left AUM to start his own business and Eric’s wife Linda became the other partner in AUM. It continued this way until Eric and Linda sold the business in 2010 to its current owner, Trevor Byrne, so that they could spend time traveling together and Linda could devote more time to her painting.
Over the years AUM has worked hard to deserve its reputation as one of the preeminent framers in the Rocky Mountain region. Other framers recommend us to their clients when faced with more complex projects; over the years we’ve engineered some very creative solutions to projects other framers said couldn’t be done. Over the past 30 years we’ve framed almost everything that can be framed. We’ve never had to turn a project away.